My Top Ten Tips for Traveling to Havana, Cuba!

Cuba is a super exciting and appealing travel destination to many, especially now that it is very easy to reach from the US!  While enticing and topping all of the 2017 travel lists, Cuba is certainly not a pristine Caribbean beach destination.  A successful trip to Cuba takes a good bit of planning, an openness to trying new things, and a lot of patience.  If you are planning a trip to Cuba, read my posts The Ins And Outs Of Traveling To Cuba From The US and I Finally Made It To Havana, Cuba, and be sure to follow these ten tips!

1.  First, bring cash.  Second, bring MORE cash (UDS, Euros, or Pounds) than you think that you will need.  Neither US credit cards nor US debit cards work in Cuba, and many travelers from other countries have trouble, too.  If you do run out of money, you will need to go through Western Union to get money through the US, which will also involve a visit to the US Embassy to pick up your wire…  Also, brand-name cigars, while cheaper than elsewhere, are by no means cheap.  Plan accordingly.

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Havana!

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The Ins and Outs of Traveling to Cuba from the US!

CUBA.  The mysterious Caribbean nation that Americans have been forbidden to visit for over half a century.  Cuba has long been on my travel bucket list and when President Obama eased travel restrictions on US citizens and direct flights resumed, I immediately booked a long weekend in Havana!  And, it was nothing short of magical!  Havana is truly stuck in the past.  My visit was interesting, thought provoking, and filled with meeting some of the nicest people that I have ever encountered abroad, but that will be the subject of another post.  This post is all about how to get you to and back from Cuba legally from the US right now!

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Beautiful Cuba!

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